May 22, 2020 00:44 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 22, 2020 01:06 Asia/Tehran]
  • Benny Gantz [L] and Benjamin Netanyahu [R] in the Knesset  PHOTO: By JP. AVSHALOM SASSONI
    Benny Gantz [L] and Benjamin Netanyahu [R] in the Knesset PHOTO: By JP. AVSHALOM SASSONI

A group of 18 US Senators sent a letter to the Zionist Regime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, the leader of the Blue and White Party, on Thursday, warning them of the annexation of parts of the West Bank to the occupied territories.

Iran Press/America: Senators Chirs Murphy, Chris Van Hollen, and Tim Kaine drafted the letter, and senior senators such as Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders joined it.

“We are concerned that unilateral annexation puts both Israel’s security and democracy at risk," the lawmakers wrote.

The senators went on to say that annexation “would betray our shared democratic values by denying Palestinians’ right to self-determination in a viable, sovereign, independent and contiguous state.”

It could bring an end to Palestinian security cooperation with Israel, directly threatening the security of the Israeli people, and endanger Israel’s crucial peace agreement with Jordan,” the senators wrote.

As friends and supporters of Israel, we caution you against taking unilateral steps that would fray our unique bonds, imperil Israel’s future and place out of reach the prospect of lasting peace,” they continued.

“If you move forward with unilateral annexation, we would not support that action. This is consistent with long-standing American policy opposing unilateral actions by either party to the conflict. The pursuit of a viable negotiated two-state solution is essential to ensuring our shared democratic values and lasting bipartisan support for Israel in Congress.”

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